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At What Age Were You Diagnosed with Keratoconus?

At What Age Were You Diagnosed with Keratoconus?

We conducted a small survey in our Facebook group to find the average age at which our members got diagnosed with keratoconus. so far 318 people have participated in our poll.

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At what age were you diagnosed with keratoconus and how? tell us in the comments!

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14 comments:

  1. 19 by a doctor in Jerusalem. I was doing study abroad and a faculty member noticed I kept squinting and was having trouble reading and sent me to his eye doctor to have my eyes looked at.

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  2. I was 18 and trying to get into the Military. Pasted all the tests except the eye exam. It is one eye disorder they will not let you in the army with.

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  3. I'm in the 1.9% and find it a bit concerning that my former optometrist did not detect it sooner and refer me to a ophthalmologist. He detected thinning of the cornea, but did not discuss Keratoconus.

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  4. I was 38, and had just received prescription for new eyeglasses. When I received the eyeglasses about 2 weeks after the exam, I still was having trouble seeing and I took the glasses back to the optician. They verified that the prescription was filled correctly, and told be to go back to the optometrist. The optometrist found that my eyes had actually changed due to what was suspected to be cornea change. She sent me to a contact lens fitter to be seen for keratoconus. He scanned the cornea with the topography instrument, and that was that, it showed the corneal steepening, etc.

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  5. I was 25 and it happened right after I had lasik surgery for short sightedness..

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  6. Keratoconus is the eye disease that affects the cornea and causes distorted vision. Usually, this problem begins during a person’s teenage.
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  7. Age 10... First graft in left eye just before turning 13. Second graft 6 months later in right eye. This graft failed. 10 days post-op I got my 3rd graft. This one went well. Many years later KC returned in my left eye. 4th graft followed, but was unsuccessful due to scarring after a herpes-infection in the cornea shortly post-top. 5th graft only a few days away now.

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  8. At age 17. At that time, there were no treatments available. Twenty-plus years later, I had corneal crosslinking on my left eye. I am now a few weeks post-op and grateful for the advances in medicine that allowed me to have this treatment.

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